Agnes Bell Norton

Female 1902 - 2007  (105 years)


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  • Name Agnes Bell Norton 
    Nickname Aggie 
    Born 25 Jun 1902  Larch, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Death 20 Sep 2007  Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Agnes Bell ?Aggie? McDowell, age 105, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away Thursday evening,
    September 20, 2007 at War Memorial Hospital Long Term Care.

    She was born June 25, 1902 in a town called Larch, Michigan just outside Dafter to the late Alfred and Ellen (McKiddie) Norton. As a child, Agnes worked on the family farm and walked the two and a half miles to school and church in Larch.

    In 1922, Agnes married John Pesola and together they farmed in Dafter before moving to the Soo in 1945. She was a member of the Veteran\'s of Foreign Wars, Blue Star Mothers, and the The Eastern Star.

    Agnes is survived by one son; John (Lila) Pesola of Brimley, MI, one daughter; Josephine (Henry) Bouvet of Sault Ste. Marie, MI, a daughter-in-law; Louise Pesola of Waterford, MI 9 grandchildren; Linda Curtis, Karen Boger, Arla Sutton, Randy Pesola, Jason Pesola, Bonnie Walsh, Ray Bouvet, Debbie Sutton, and Gordie Pesola. 21 great-grandchildren; Mark and Gary Curtis, Deanna Kreski, Jim Sutton, Tara Mann, Cori and Cassey Sutton, Tracy, Kelly, and Kenny Pesola, Tara Parrish, Brook Pesola, Lance Walsh, Chris Ball, Elizabeth Brigham, Alison Crawford, Robin Sorquist, Steve Sutton, Shanna Sutton, Jarrett Pesola, Katelyn Pesola. 20 great-great grandchildren; Sara, Jessica, and Nathan Curtis, J.J. Sutton, Gage Kreski, Dillon and Amber Curtis, Mikey and Sydney Mann, Kora Pesola, Reece Pesola, Mia Pesola, Marielle and Jack Ball, Jacob Walsh, Elise and Noah Brigham, Logan and Lincoln Crawford, and Josephine Sorquist.

    Agnes was preceded in death by her first husband; John Pesola in 1966, her second husband; Tom Butler in 1975 and her third husband; Robert McDowell in 1995, her son; James Pesola, three step-children; Harvey McDowell, Vera Barclay, and Bob McDowell, one grandchild; Susie Pesola, three brothers; John Norton, Alfred Norton, and William Norton, and five sisters; Drucey McKinzie, Nellie Norton, Hazel Norton, Bertha Walker and Emma Lawson.

    Burial will be at Oaklawn Chapel Gardens. 
    Died 20 Sep 2007  Chippewa County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 24 Sep 2007  Oaklawn Chapel Gardens, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    NORTON
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    Agness Bell Pesola Butler McDowell (Norton) - Find A Grave - 43966846
    Person ID I1804  Descendants of Robert McKnight
    Last Modified 29 May 2017 

    Father Alfred Norton,   b. Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Ellen McKiddie,   b. Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F693  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 John Pesola,   d. 1966 
    Married 1922 
    Last Modified 29 May 2017 
    Family ID F694  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Tom Butler,   d. 1975 
    Last Modified 29 May 2017 
    Family ID F695  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Robert B McDowell,   b. 22 Jan 1901, Rudyard, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1995, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Last Modified 29 May 2017 
    Family ID F691  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Jun 1902 - Larch, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Agnes Bell ?Aggie? McDowell, age 105, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away Thursday evening, September 20, 2007 at War Memorial Hospital Long Term Care. She was born June 25, 1902 in a town called Larch, Michigan just outside Dafter to the late Alfred and Ellen (McKiddie) Norton. As a child, Agnes worked on the family farm and walked the two and a half miles to school and church in Larch. In 1922, Agnes married John Pesola and together they farmed in Dafter before moving to the Soo in 1945. She was a member of the Veteran\'s of Foreign Wars, Blue Star Mothers, and the The Eastern Star. Agnes is survived by one son; John (Lila) Pesola of Brimley, MI, one daughter; Josephine (Henry) Bouvet of Sault Ste. Marie, MI, a daughter-in-law; Louise Pesola of Waterford, MI 9 grandchildren; Linda Curtis, Karen Boger, Arla Sutton, Randy Pesola, Jason Pesola, Bonnie Walsh, Ray Bouvet, Debbie Sutton, and Gordie Pesola. 21 great-grandchildren; Mark and Gary Curtis, Deanna Kreski, Jim Sutton, Tara Mann, Cori and Cassey Sutton, Tracy, Kelly, and Kenny Pesola, Tara Parrish, Brook Pesola, Lance Walsh, Chris Ball, Elizabeth Brigham, Alison Crawford, Robin Sorquist, Steve Sutton, Shanna Sutton, Jarrett Pesola, Katelyn Pesola. 20 great-great grandchildren; Sara, Jessica, and Nathan Curtis, J.J. Sutton, Gage Kreski, Dillon and Amber Curtis, Mikey and Sydney Mann, Kora Pesola, Reece Pesola, Mia Pesola, Marielle and Jack Ball, Jacob Walsh, Elise and Noah Brigham, Logan and Lincoln Crawford, and Josephine Sorquist. Agnes was preceded in death by her first husband; John Pesola in 1966, her second husband; Tom Butler in 1975 and her third husband; Robert McDowell in 1995, her son; James Pesola, three step-children; Harvey McDowell, Vera Barclay, and Bob McDowell, one grandchild; Susie Pesola, three brothers; John Norton, Alfred Norton, and William Norton, and five sisters; Drucey McKinzie, Nellie Norton, Hazel Norton, Bertha Walker and Emma Lawson. Burial will be at Oaklawn Chapel Gardens. - 20 Sep 2007 - Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Sep 2007 - Chippewa County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 24 Sep 2007 - Oaklawn Chapel Gardens, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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